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    September 25, 2012
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get over toward columbus, ohio in the next couple of hours should they hold together. with the clear skies and light winds and dry air, we have low 40s out there from martinsburg and frederick, manassas down to 43. mid-40s la plata to fredericksburg. 30s at cumberland and petersburg at 37 while in town we're still holding on to 54. this afternoon partly sunny. becoming breezy. high temperatures in the mid, maybe upper 70s. nice. 6:00 let's go over to monika samtani. she's got your timesaver traffic. on the southbound side of the bw parkway, the accident i told you about a few minutes ago near route 450 was cleared to the right shouer a while ago but now there's an accident on the southbound side of the bw parkway near route 410. apparently a single vehicle accident. you have all the slow traffic forming through the cheverly area and especially on the bw parkway here. we'll take a live look outside and show what you it looks like if you're planning to head over on to the bw parkway from our sky 9. you see the activity there on the southbound side
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with the flashing lights. that will cause your early morning delays. we'll keep you posted on that situation. let's go back over to our maps and this time all the way out west coming in on the dulles toll road from sterling all the way inbound you're fine. no problems on 66. it's the normal slow stuff you're dealing with through manassas and centreville. one more live look outside. here's what it looks like on the beltway near route 4 pennsylvania avenue. prince george's county side of the beltway is in incident free. i'll be back with more at 6:11. the world will be watching new york today. president obama will address the united nations general assembly. >> no shortage of topics from iran to syria to anti-american protests in the muslim world. kristin fisher is live outside the white house previewing a story that's happening today. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. >> reporter: president obama has plenty to talk about. there's the civil war in syria. the recent attacks in libya and egypt and the possibility of
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iran developing a nuclear weapon. but he's not going to be there long and the president has taken some hits for it. he arrived yesterday in new york city. the first thing he did, he went to sit down not with world leaders but with the ladies of the view. the president will not be sitting down with any world leaders during the u.n. which is extremely rare. last year he had 13 meetings. so critics are accusing the president of putting his reelection efforts ahead of diplomacy but jed white house spokesman jay carney said the president is hosting two receptions for world leaders during the unand he speaks with them on the phone all the time. >> the fact of the matter is the president does not wait for an annual meeting to have consultations with foreign leaders and they will continue. >> reporter: the. is expected to focus -- the president is expected to focus much of his speech today on this man iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad. mr. obama will say the u.s. will do what it must to make sure iran will never obtain a
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nuclear weapon. this comes after ahmadinejad's speech yesterday at the u.n. in which he called israel -- [ no audio ] >> kristin fisher is live near the white house this morning. the taliban in afghanistan is sharing a new video. it says shows deadly attacks on nato forces showing insurgents wearing u.s. military uniforms and it shows them preparing for a mission to attack. the taliban hit the camp on september 14. you see people going through a chain link fence two marines died in a firefight at the end of that raid. it was also one of the most destructive attacks on allied forces. trouble for another d.c. councilman and his campaign. this time it's michael brown. the washington examiner reports brown's reelection campaign did not report more than $8,000 in contributions. it cites an audit which shows the campaign also failed to report $13,000 in expenses.
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brown is already under scrutiny for $114,000 in missing funds, something he blames on his ousted campaign treasurer. you've heard the phrase one bad apple can spoil the bunch. a few bad apples have spoiled the day for balance lieu i -- ballou high school students. three of them got ill. they were brought to the hospital after getting sick from eating apples their teacher brought in. >> i have a big problem with it. >> reporter: what was your problem? >> the teacher shouldn't have brought in the apples. >> norths say at this point the ap -- authorities say at this point the apples have not been identified as the source of the illness. owners of a arlington dog grooming shop will be able to show off a new painted mural we. first told you about it two years ago. the owner claims the mural of dogs was free speech.
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the county said it was advertising and violated county rules and had to go. it's been covered up with a tarp ever since. the shop owner says the old mutual is now painted over and they'll unveil a new covering later today. it 16:05. jessica -- it 16:05. -- it is 6:05. jessica doyle is off today but we're still watching your money. discovery settle add case pressuring customers to buy services and misleading them about their costs. customers will split $200 million. it works out to about $60 a person. the district can collect sales tax from people who book hotel rooms on websites like expedia or travelocity. a judge ruled those sites and others have to pay millions in unpaid taxes. this could open the floodgates for other cities in their lawsuits against those travel sites. but a trade association president says the sites will get things overturned on appeal. toys 'r' us is putting out the help wanted sign. the retailer will add 45,000
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temporary positions for the holidays. that's 5,000 more than it hired last year. toys 'r' us says some of those positions will last into the new year and may become permanent. time 6:06. coming up in five minutes, the latest on the pandas at the national zoo and why so many people are so infatuated with these animals, both children and adults. >> you know the routine by now. grab a jacket but it's going to be nice and warm by afternoon. howard has your tuesday forecast when we return. >> first, what's your favorite snack? according to a new study ritz crackers are the number one snack in america. yes, somebody really does study this stuff. the little round crackers have been number one two years in a row in a study done by yougov brand index. >>
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gldz howard here with your weather first. a chilly start. in the 40s of the nice by lunch time. we'll be in the upper 60s to near 70. a good looking afternoon although a few more clouds than this morning with high temperatures in the mid-70ses. >> on the betway in prince george's county, traffic is
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moving well here at route 4, pennsylvania avenue. it's the bw parkway that's in a bit of a bind. we've got two separate accidents sitting on the shoulder through cheverly. i'll be back with more traffic coming up at 6:17. back to you guys. it 16:10 on this tuesday morning. here's a check on the stories making news. a man who refused to evacuate from an oncoming wildfire in california has died. the fire has destroyed at least 20 homes about an hour east of san diego. firefighters say they're struggling to make any progress. police have sealed off the parliament building in madrid. a massive protest is planned there for this afternoon. protesters want new elections to reverse austerity measures that are designed at saving spain's economy. amtrak is putting the peddle to the medal testing its acela trains at 165 miles an hour. right now acela maxes out at 135 and there are four different test sites, including one in northeastern maryland. it could be another two weeks before we know exactly
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why the national zoo's panda cub died. condolences are pouring into the zoo from all over the world which made us wonder why are we so attached to these animals? >> matt jablow has a look at the panda's loyal following. >> reporter: one day after the death of a baby panda that one short week captured the attention and affection of people all across the washington area and beyond. >> there's so much we can learn. >> reporter: veterinarians at the zoo say a preliminary postmortem examination revealed physical problems with the baby panda. >> the liver by palpitation felt a little bit hard in places. >> reporter: but they still don't know the exact cause of death. >> i don't think we can rule out anything at this point. >> reporter: what also isn't exactly understood is the country's long time fascination. >> i think they're cute. >> reporter: some would say obsession with pandas. >> i think they're a charismatic type of animal. >> reporter: panda bride. >> reporter: that goes back 40
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years when the pandas were given to the u.s. by the chinese government. dr. smith is a psychotherapist in georgetown. she says pandas' almost universal appeal has to do with not only how cute they. >> reporter: they're absolutely adorable. >> reporter: but how they evoke the fondness of childhood memories. >> the stuff, cuddly, cute look after the panda brings back childhood memories. pandas give us a sense of fun and play that we all need in our lives. >> reporter: in case you're hoping to get that sense of fun and play sometime soon, keep in mind that the panda exhibit at the national zoo is expected to remain closed for about another week. matt jablow, 9news now. >> the original national zoo pandas werelingling and -- were ling-ling and sing sing and they were a gift to our country from china following a visit there by president richard nixon. in exchange, we gave china a
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pair of ox from alaska. the original ox died in 1983 and they were replaced five years later with new ox at the beijing zoo. from that lovely picture to this beautiful picture at 6:13. it is the people's house. there you see the capital building. pretty dark and it's also telling us we are getting into fall. usually we might see a pretty sky and a little pink or red. producer dan was at the baseball game last night. he said it's okay to say that and what a beautiful sky and seeing that. that's one of the nicest things about being in the washington area. >> we get great views. >> the vistas you have and at the ballpark they're really great. >> especially when they're winning and closing in on their division championship. >> we love winners, don't we? >> the umpires there, nobody is screaming at them these days. >> they're doing a good job. >> they're calling it our way. let's talk about the bus stop forecast. we certainly have a chill out
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there with some areas in the low to mid-40s, even a few 30s in western maryland and parts of west virginia. it is a crisp fall morning. 40s and 50s for the the most part ushed chilly -- part under chilly -- i should say clear skies. be careful out there if the kids are at the bus stop when it's still dark. that will be more common until daylight saving comes to an end and that's not till november. your 4:00 temperature 75. i'm forecasting a high of 76. so maybe 3:30, sometime in that range. by 8:00 we're back in the upper 60s with skies becoming mostly cloudy t. may get just a bit breezy this afternoon as well. mid-40s. great falls at 45. low 40s in northern loudoun county. areas in northern montgomery county like laytonsville are down to 43 with bethesda at 48. it's 45 in bowie and prince george's county and to our south alexandria this morning at 49. looking from tysons corner east, there's the glow in the eastern horizon now as we're
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again about 35 minutes or so -- excuse me, 45 minutes or so before sunrise. clear skies. 54. dew points in the 40s and humidity at 77%. thankfully the winds are lighter. watching a few things across the country. south florida more rain. got a storm system out here across utah. you can see this circulation. if this comes across the country, it's lifting up some milder air out of texas and oklahoma and pushing it east. we have a brief warm-up coming up today and tomorrow. this storm front in canada is trying to push south and east. right now it has some showers with it. a few storms popping in southern illinois this morning. as that front gets closer to us, our rain chances will go up. now, looks like we'll be generally dry today and first part of tonight. with the front hanging out in the neighborhood for the second half of the week into the weekend, we'll have occasional rain chances. the timing gets difficult. clouds increase this afternoon. overnight tonight you see the
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showers generally north of the mason-dixon line although we'll get a few into maryland, maybe northern virginia. better chances will be north of the district as opposed to south of d.c. as we get into the day on wednesday, here we are at noon, no problem. in the afternoon the potential to pop a shower or storm here and there but most of it on wednesday at least stays up in pennsylvania. the rain chance, looks like the front will sag toward us for the second half of the week. rain chances will increase. today 76 degrees. it's going to be nice in spite after few more clouds and a little bit of a breeze this afternoon. 84 tomorrow. the afternoon shower or storm possible, even into early thursday, 75. then friday, saturday, sunday and monday we're going to have occasional showers. timing is tough but we'll keep the rain threat with us and high temperatures in the low 70s. 6:16. here comes monika with a look at timesaver traffic. we've had a few issues trying to get through cheverly this morning. good morning, everybody. on the southbound side of the bw parkway, two separate accidents through the cheverly area. both sitting on the shoulder.
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i'm going to step out and show what you it looks like live on the inbound side of new york avenue. sky 9 zoomed into the accident at south dakota avenue or at least activity there. you can see the flashing lights sitting on the shoulder. so a few issues on the inbound side of the bw parkway and then here on new york avenue as well causing a long slow lineup for you early this morning. keep that in mind for your travel plans please. let's go back over to the maps this time heading to the southern side of maryland on the northbound side of route 5 right here at branch avenue. you've got an accident. it was blocking a couple of lanes there. route 5 at brandywine road i should say. northbound side watch out for that delay caused by that accident. we'll take a look now into virginia. first northbound 95 here in spring field. normal slow stuff as you leave lorton. it's going to be most of the way into springfield. your lanes are open. one more live look and here is what it looks like in landmark heading toward seminary road before the pace improves. i'll be back in a few minutes with more traffic. before i go, i have a commuter
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alert. future plans for the american legion bridge. this is the bridge that connects montgomery and fairfax counties. leaders on both sides of the potomac are asking their state leaders to allow drivers to use the shoulders during rush hour. they also want to try and express bus service using the shoulders to get people off the road. both counties are worried that when those 495 express lanes open by the end of the year, it will make traffic even worse heading into maryland and up 270. more than 15 years ago there were express buses using the shoulders of the bridge and the beltway, but that service was canceled because there weren't enough riders. that was called the smart move. i don't know if you remember that but i think that it was because it wasn't frequent enough and that's why that service failed. we'll have to see what some solutions are. i think the commuters are worried about the bottleneck at the american legion bridge caused by the express lanes. >> still sounds like we need to rethink what communication and transportation is and that it's
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a 24-hour service. >> it's both maryland and virginia. >> we're not making the change fast enough. >> we'll have to see when they open at the end of this year and of course we'll be on top of that, too. 6:19. time for another check of the question of the morning. here we go. women are responsible for buying 80% of this item even though both genders use it. is it a, makeup, b, deodorant or c, shampoo. >> michele feels very strongly about it being b, deodorant. men never think this is something they should pick up at the store, even if they run out. you'll catch them using yours until you replace their deed on ran. i just don't understand -- deodorant. i just don't glundz that is just so not sure. keep the guesses coming. we'll reveal the answer at 6:54.
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welcome back. 6:22. your weather first on this chilly tuesday morning we. have a beautiful sky in the east. sunrise not for another 37 minutes or so here's a view on our michael & son weather cam
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out of tysons corner. a nice day once we get out of the morning chill. becoming breezy and a few more clouds this afternoon. your highs will be in the mid- 70s. andrea? >> thank you, howard. football fans with justification are down right angry this morning. they're not happy with the way last night's game ended in seattle. >> you will see why. here's the final play between the seahawks and the packers from monday night football. >> the game's final play. to the end zone. who has it? who did they give it to? touchdown. >> wow. get this. it took ten minutes for the replacement referees to review this catch. they said both green bay and a seattle player caught it. under the rules, a tie goes to the receiver. if you look at the replay closely, it shows seattle's
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golden tate may not have had possession. you see the ball right there. there will be a lot of anger and chatter on sports talk radio this morning. seahawks win it 14-12. the n.f.l. is also looking to some unsportsman like conduct penalties. the penalty that was given to redskins coach kyle shanahan near the end of sunday's game. he got the call after disagreeing with the refs about whether the game was over or not but it didn't end there. shanahan chased the ref interest the tunnel toward -- into the tunnel toward the locker room shouting less than kind words. they tried toe make sense of it all on monday. >> he thought the game was over. i think he shared that with you. we knew the game shouldn't be over. what i was trying to do is get a personal foul talking to the official. is that cooler heads prevail or trying to explain what the rules are in the national
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football league. and so you guys can evaluate that, coming up with your opinions but, yeah, i was very upset at that time as well. >> he did share it, for sure. kyle shanahan released a statement saying his emotions got the best of him and he won't act that way again. the nationals begin a three- game series in philadelphia tonight. the magic number to win the division is down to five. the earliest the nats can clinch it all will be thursday. jordan zimmerman pitched six and two-thirds innings yesterday against the brewers and went 2-3 driving in the go ahead run in the 4th. nats routed the brewers 12-2. keep it up, guys. up in baltimore, the orioles mad a double -- had a double hitter with the blue jays. os lose 9-5 and they won the early game 4-1. baltimore is now a game and a half back of new york in the al east with eight games to go. time 6:26. still ahead, a big group is
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throwing its support behind maryland's dreement act-- >> dream act. >> getting pinched by bank fees? most of us are. how to avoid the worst of them. >> on the inbound side of route 50, you've got delays as you head through cheverly because of the early yes accident on the bw -- earlier accident on the bw parkway. southbound 270 not much better. delays continue toward 121. i'll be back with more coming up in a few minutes. you're watching 9news now. ♪
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welcome back. 6:29. this is always the place you can get your weather first. a live shoft the district of column -- shot of the district of columbia. it's in the 30s in some places. thank you for starting your tuesday with us. i'm andrea roane. i'm mike hydeck. meteorologist howard bernstein out live on the weather terrace. oh, you don't have a coat on. >> it's comfortably cool. we're still around 50 in the northwest. it's the areas outside of the beltway where we have the low to mid-40s. you'll likely need a jacket because there's a crispness in the air. in the western mountains it is in the 30s. it is going to be a nice day. still about half an hour or so till sunrise but a nice, clear sky. got the glow in the eastern horizon and we are looking good. there goes the weather computer. by noon we'll be close to 70. a bit of a breeze this afternoon. a high in the mid-70s.
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we've got good air quality and sunset at 7:00 p.m. clear skies overhead. starting to see a few of the clouds into ohio, kentucky, even wet virginia and we'll see -- western virginia and we'll see a few of those this afternoon. petersburg down to 37 degrees. let's go inside to monika samtani. volume building. here's timesaver traffic. volume is building. we've had a few incidents on the inbound side of the bw parkway. both of those have been cleared. you've got the slow traffic left over you to. both on route a and the bw parkway trying to get through that point. let's take a live look from our sky 9. this is what it looks like at route 202 on the inbound side this morning. so very slow and heavy although i do believe all your lanes are now open trying to get through this area leaving the beltway into the northeast corridor. this time on the outer loop you've got the brake lights beginning close to new hampshire avenue as you head
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westbound through silver spring toward 270. the pace is good on the west side of the beltway through montgomery county and another look at our graphics. want to let you know marc penn delays number 511 now running 20 minutes late. i'll be back with more traffic in a few minutes at 6:58. >> thanks, monika. as we know former president bill clinton is playing a very active role in this campaign so how does he see things with just six weeks to go. >> norah o'donnell sat down with the former president and joins us live from new york. what did he have to say? plenty i would imagine. >> that's right. good morning to you, mike and andrea. you know bill clinton. he loves to talk and boy, did he tell us a lot as we sat down with him. he talked about the change he sees coming to washington. he talked about america's role overseas and he also talked about why he'd like to spend the rest of his life working for his wife. so, yes, some interesting news about hillary clinton. we're also going to talk this morning on cbs this morning
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about five years ago this retired f.b.i. agent disappeared in iran. what happened to him. charlie and i take that question directly to the president of iran. all that straight ahead when we see you right at 7:00. >> we will definitely be there. norah, just a heads up. your biggest fan here in the d.c. area is bragging about you on facebook. a gay named jeff-- >> guy named jeff. >> he has that new restaurant in rockville. he's busy to say that. we interview bill clinton, the esident of ie rang mahmoud ahmadinejad and -- iran mahmoud ahmadinejad and charlie interviewed the president of egypt. i can't even keep up with charlie rose. >> cbs is really doing it. you're doing a great job with the fantastic interviews. keep it up. >> nice to see you guys. in less than four hours president obama will be addressing the united nations in new york. >> kristin fisher is live outside the white house with more on what we can expect him to say. >> reporter: good morning. president obama has so much to
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cover in his address to the u.n. later this morning. he's got to touch upon iran, israel, syria, egypt, libya but it was some comments he made during 60 minutes last sunday that's grabbing attention on the campaign trail. here's that comment. take a listen. >> any pause about your support for the governments that have come to power following the air rib spring? >> i was pretty certain and continue to be pretty certain that there are going to be bumps in the road. >> reporter: mitt romney jumped on that comment. he said all these recent events in the middle east, the 20,000 deaths in syria, the killing of the american ambassador in libya and the election after brotherhood member to be the egyptian president, he said all of those things are not what he would call bumps in the road. listen. >> we're seeing ourselves at the mercy of the events rather than shaping events. we need an administration that is up to shaping events in the middle east and not seeing them as bumps in the road.
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>> reporter: the white house called romney's attack desperate and offensive right around the same time the president arrived in new york city yesterday. he will be addressing the u.n. general assembly later this morning where he will tell the world that the u.s. will do what we must to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. but the president will not be meeting one on one with any world leaders. very unusual. instead he's going to be talking foreign policy this afternoon at a global initiative as will romney. then it is back on the campaign trail. both men will be campaigning tomorrow in the battleground state of ohio. so andrea, a lot of critics saying the president is choosing his reelection campaign over to diplomacy but a lot of other people say hey, this is american politics and this is what it takes to possibly get reelected and secure a second term. >> all right. that is what they're saying. kristin fisher live near the white house this morning. a newly formed unit of bow
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livian army has began kicking out rogue militias. it's evicting the group and giving them 48 hours to disband. it appears the nonviolent approach is working. one of the groups blamed for the attack that killed ambassador chris stevens along with three others have conceded and disbursed. maryland novembers will decide whether certain illegal immigrants can get in state college tuition. supporters of that ballot question are getting huge big name support. monday the naacp announced its support for the dream act. the groip's c.e.o. ex-- group's c.e.o. he can'ttive director announced it at the national integration conference in baltimore. backers of the act say they have enough support for the referendum to pass. >> the great majority of voters support it. we are very, very excited about this momentum. >> people have a tendency to forget that we collected 132,000 signatures in 60 days.
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as i've said before, the passion and the anger was what motivated all of that stuff. that hasn't gone away. >> lawmakers in annapolis approved the dream act last year. it is 6:37. jessica doyle has the day off but we are still watching your money this morning. remember free checking? boy, that sure seems like a thing of the past, doesn't it? you are now paying more to access your own money. there's a new survey that shows a lot more fees than anything free these days. we take a look at how you can cut some of the fees you pay. >> reporter: according to an annual look at banking fees by bankrate.com, americans are paying more to use their money. >> we continue to see an increase in monthly service charges for checking accounts with the decline in free checking. not only are more accounts charging a monthly fee but the fees themselves are moving higher, both interest and noninterest checking accounts. >> reporter: the survey found atm surcharges for a bank's noncustomers rose 4% over last
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year. the average overdraft fee up 1.4%. and the average monthly fee for a checking account up 25%. that's while a percentage of free checking accounts shrunk to 39%, way off the peak of 76% in 2009. the good news, most fees can be avoided whether it's more discipline when choosing an atm or in the case of many checking accounts, maintaining a minimum monthly balance. otherwise a bank switch may be in order. >> there are still plenty of smaller community banks, credit unions and online banks that continue to offer those stand alone free checking accounts. >> reporter: just keep in mind that smaller banks may not have the full range of financial services like loans, mortgages, and more. >> bankrate is also out with a list of cities with the highest atm fees. denver is number one. the average $2.80. that's followed by new york and then seattle. minneapolis had the lowest
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average in atm fees in the nation. our time is coming up on 6:39. in nine minutes, learn about a great new celebration of the arts for the entire family. it's coming to alexandria this weekend. take a look at the u.s. capitol as the crimson peeks over the sunrise. howard says we're going to have sunny skies, highs in the 70s but rain is in the seven-day forecast. he'll tell when you that could be moving in. we'll be right back.
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welcome back. 6:43. i don't know what happened in cheverly this morning but we had several separate accidents on the inbound side of route 50. everything has been cleared but you see all the slow traffic it left for your morning commute, even on route 50 as you head inbound through this area trying to get into the northeast corridor. i'm going to step out and show what you it looks like live from our sky 9. this is the
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beltway at the 95 merge up here in college park. of course you've got that slow traffic on the outer loop as you head west toward university boulevard through silver spring. but the good news is all the lanes are open here on the outer loop of the beltway. a quick look live on the southbound side of i-270 off and on delays route 109, 121 through germantown as well. it's been incident free this morning. back to our graphics. just want to let you know marc penn line delays 51120 minutes late this morning. i'll be back with another look at the big picture at 6:58. we'd like to show you another pretty picture. here again is the capitol dome. in just -- and just about 15 minutes ago we looked at the same picture and it was pitch black in the background. now look at the beautiful pink horizon. >> sunrise 6:59. sets at 7:00 this afternoon. just a reminder as we get later with the sunrise, the kids are going to school buses and it's going to be dark so please headlights on and show it down. the bus stop forecast, a chilly
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one. we've got spots in the upper 30s. most of us though are in the 40s to low 50s this morning with the sunrise in about 15 minutes. not much wind now but the winds are going to pick up as we get into the afternoon. we start with sunshine. by lunch time, though, we'll be pushing the upper 60s, maybe low 70s in a few areas. nice afternoon. partly sunny. mid-70s for highs. south winds, you're going to notice a little bit of a breeze picking up 10 to 15 miles an hour. the southerly winds will keep us warmer tonight than what we're seeing this morning with the temperature now of 39 in culpeper. it is 46 in gaithersburg. out in the mountains we've seen mid- to upper 30s, places like cumberland it's 40 in cross junction. that is north of frederick county, virginia. to the south fredricksburg is 46. and outside looking at tysons corner under our michael & son weather cam, clear skies overhead. nice morning. 54. i don't know how they're reporting partly cloudy conditions. it's clear as a bell outside. dew point 47.
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humidity 77%. although the frederick automated weather station believe it or not actually had light snow and 41. nothing is perfect, right? we've got showers and storms here. look how these things are blowing up ahead of a warm front but there's a cold front up across michigan, wisconsin and ontario that will be drifting toward the east and southeast. as it gets closer and closer over the next couple of days, it will increase our rain chances. today the only thing that will increase, the winds and the clouds into the afternoon as we go partly sunny. a couple of showers into ohio. maybe getting into western pennsylvania late but better chance tonight. overnight we may see a stray shower and tomorrow afternoon we could see a shower or storm. better chance of that will be north and south but by thursday as the front sags a little farther south, our rain chances go up. 76 today. becoming partly sunny, a little breezy. tonight 50s to around 60. tomorrow 84. there's a chance of an afternoon shower or storm so certainly a warmer day. the warmest day we'll see all week. thursday 75. i think a better chance of a shower may be early.
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we'll keep a chance of rain around as we head into the weekend with the front in the neighborhood. highs in the low 70s. andrea and mike? >> thank you, howard. 6:47 just about. want to do something fun with your kids this weekend? get them out of the house and have a great time. you cannot only enjoy some art but experience it too in the kaleidoscope kids art festival in alexandria. joining us is the organizer. why did you decide to do this? >> we're part of the larger kaleidoscope festival in alexandria. last year all we heard from people was why don't you do a program for kids. we concentrated this in two days this saturday and sunday from 10:00 to 4:00 and we have 30 different performers and workshops going on. >> we were just talking a moment ago. i said is this just going to have my squirmy little kid sitting in seats watching things but they can get up and do some things. >> absolutely. they with make kaleidoscopes, sit with their parent or grandparent and write a little
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story, make a book out of it, make puppets. we're going to have a puppet parade on saturday at noon where we've got giant 8-foot puppets and the children are invited to bring their own puppets or make their puppets and participate in the parade. >> kids will able to participate in dance as well? >> exactly. we've got modern dance. >> one of the major things is transportation, especially when you go to an area that's kind of tightly compaqed like alexandria. i have a minivan full of junk. other people can take metro. what are your suggestions? >> obviously there's metro. we're only a couple of blocks from metro. we've made an arrangement with the colonial parking garage for a $4 all day flat rate so bring your van. park there. come to the festival. go out to the king street restaurants for lunch. come back to the festival. spended day. >> sounds like a -- spend the day. >> sounds like a good idea. what's the time again? >> 10:00 to 4:00.
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this is urban art i.r.s.ry. >> as we go -- artistry. >> as we go to break, they're going to dance for you.
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welcome back. 6:53. your weather first on this tuesday morning. chilly out there. we have 40s, even upper 30s in some spots. 69 by noon. becoming partly sunny and breezy this afternoon but nice. highs in the mid-70s. michael? thank you, howard. >> today is tuesday, september 25. here's a check on the news before you go. the d.c. city council will
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tackle the issue of this summer's flooding in the bloomingdale neighborhood. several times streets flooded, basements were washed out and sewage pipes backed up. the public hearing begins at 2:00. took a while but police are giving the all clear at dulles airport. an investigation at two parking garages delayed several arriving flights late monday night. the garages are back open this morning. the game's final play. to the end zone. caught by tate with jennings simultaneously. who has it? who will they give it to in. >> they gave it to seattle. a controversial ending to monday night football. the replacement refs said seattle's golden tate caught the hail mary pass. replays showed maybe not. either way seahawks beat green bay 14-12. time to reveal the answer to the question of the morning. women are responsible for
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buying 80% of this item even though both genders use it. is it a, makeup, b, deodorant or c, shampoo. >> the answer is b, deodorant whro. would have thunk it. >> you smell wonderful. thank you. one more check of traffic and weather after this.
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welcome back. 6:58. breezy this afternoon. mid-70s. could be a shower late tonight, tomorrow. chances for showers here and there through the weekend. highs in the low 70s. if you're planning to head around town, i want to let you know penn line 413 is 8 to 10 minutes late. also, southbound 270 some slow traffic as you head down through germantown. by the way, northbound route 5 at brandywine, the accident is causing delays although it's
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been cleared. thanks for joining us this morning. we finish with urban artistry once again. guys, take it away. ♪